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The Life of Theodotus, Bishop of Amida (d. 698)

Sanctity and Liminality on the Frontier Between Byzantium and Islam


The Life of Theodotus of Amida is that rare thing: a securely dated eye-witness account of life under Arab Muslim rule in the first century of Islam, and one of the few extant texts from seventh-century North Mesopotamia. It is imbued with local color and contemporary detail, revealing an intimate knowlredge of the terrain, its inhabitants and officialdom, as well as the precariousness of the lives of those living in the borderlands between the Byzantine and Islamic empires.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-4409-5
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Publication Status: Forthcoming
Publication Date: Apr 30,2022
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 380
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4409-5
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The Life of Theodotus of Amida is that rare thing: a securely dated eye-witness account of life under Arab Muslim rule in the first century of Islam, and one of the few extant texts from seventh-century North Mesopotamia. It is imbued with local color and contemporary detail, revealing an intimate knowlredge of the terrain, its inhabitants and officialdom, as well as the precariousness of the lives of those living in the borderlands between the Byzantine and Islamic empires.

The Life of Theodotus of Amida is that rare thing: a securely dated eye-witness account of life under Arab Muslim rule in the first century of Islam, and one of the few extant texts from seventh-century North Mesopotamia. It is imbued with local color and contemporary detail, revealing an intimate knowlredge of the terrain, its inhabitants and officialdom, as well as the precariousness of the lives of those living in the borderlands between the Byzantine and Islamic empires.

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ContributorBiography

Robert Hoyland

Robert G. Hoyland is a scholar and historian, specializing in the medieval history of the Middle East. He is a former student of historian Patricia Crone and was a Leverhulme Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford. He is currently Professor of Late Antique and Early Islamic Middle Eastern History at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, having previously been Professor of Islamic history at the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford and a Professor of history at the University of St. Andrews and UCLA.

Andrew Palmer

Andrew Palmer teaches Classics at a Dutch Grammar School. He holds a D.Phil from the University of Oxford. He has more than ninety publications, mainly on Syriac in the context of Byzantine Studies, and is presently preparing an edition of the Life of Barsawmo for a Muenster-based project on religious violence in Late Antiquity.

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